NGO Another Way (Stichting
Bakens Verzet), 1018 AM
SELF-FINANCING, ECOLOGICAL, SUSTAINABLE, LOCAL INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR THE WORLD’S POOR.
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Edition 3: 05 February, 2014.
HOW THE WORLD’S POOR CAN IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE AND MEET THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
PRACTICAL MONETARY REFORM.
(Stichting Bakens Verzet has endorsed the Earth Charter.)
A MODEL FOR DEVELOPMENT WITH CREATIVE PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY REDUCTION.
The Model for self-financing, ecological, sustainable, local integrated development projects presented at this website provides simple, down-to-earth practical solutions to poverty- and development-related problems. It sets out step by step how the solutions are put into effect. By following the steps, users can draft their own advanced ecological sustainable local integrated development projects and apply for their seed financing. Social, financial, productive and service structures are set up in a critical order of sequence and carefully integrated with each other. That way, cooperative, interest-free, inflation-free local economic environments are formed in project areas. Local initiative and true competition are then free to flourish there.
The Model itself is a project index. Each item in the index is linked to a sample file. The Model is in the public domain and can be used by all free of charge.
Click here to see an executive summary which provides a short analysis of a typical integrated development project.
Click here to see a full-year e-learning course at post-masters level for the Diploma in Integrated Development ( Dip. Int. Dev.) The course is available on-line for use by all. Anyone interested can follow the full course free of charge. The Diploma in Integrated Development ( Dip. Int. Dev.) itself is awarded only to students following the course with tutor support, against payment for tutorship on a costs-recovery basis. Diploma graduates qualify to lead integrated development projects and to train others. Just reading the course material provides full information on the concepts and methods the Model is based on.
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NATIONAL AND REGIONAL INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANS COST A FEW EUROCENTS PER PERSON.
The Model makes the drafting of fully detailed national or regional integrated development plans to meet nearly all of the Millennium goals quick, easy, and cheap. How quickly the plans are prepared depends on the number of people (usually students or active members of grass-roots NGOs) and the number of individual projects (about 20 for each million inhabitants) involved. The maximum period for plan preparation is about three months, the minimum period one month. Plans involving populations over 10.000.000 cost about 2.5 eurocents ( € 0.025) per person. Smaller plans involving up to 1.000.000 inhabitants may cost up to 15 eurocents ( € 0.15) per person, depending on population spread and the size of the project areas.
National and regional plans involve the drafting of individual project documentations under the Model for each area with about 50.000 inhabitants in the country or region. Their preparation has practical advantages. Authors of the individual project documentations receive direct personal hands-on training on the application of the principles behind the Model, so that they qualify to act as coordinators for the projects they have drafted. Another advantage is that the financiers of the plans, the costs of which vary from about € 100.000 to € 300.000 depending on the populations, get to know the local grass-roots NGOs involved. Successful preparation of the national or regional plan should make it easier for the same financiers to contribute to the cost of pilot projects in the poorest areas covered by the plan.
CONVERSION OF TRADITIONAL PROJECT STRUCTURES INTO FULLY SUSTAINABLE ONES.
Many existing development projects have already failed or risk failure because they are not fully sustainable over a longer term. This is often due to the lack of an appropriate framework of enabling social, financial, and productive structures fully covering on-going management and maintenance costs and long-term replacements of capital goods.
The social, financial, productive and service structures foreseen in the Model can be built around structures set up under traditional projects to create cooperative, interest-free, inflation-free local economic environments in the project areas. This way several thousand work opportunities can be created in each project area and large amounts of on-going formal money costs saved. On-going financial leakage from project areas, typical of traditional development projects, is blocked. The small amount of formal money reaching the project areas is retained and continually recycled there
This website has been designed especially to help professionals working under difficult conditions in developing countries. Communications there are often expensive, and telephone lines and computer equipment for internet connections slow. Web-pages with pop-ups and audio-visual or moving images consume extra, costly, energy. Website texts are therefore presented here on a plain background. First-line files are always simple text files, to speed up navigation within the website. Photographs, drawings, illustrations, charts and graphs can be viewed "on demand".
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Money is not the key that opens the gates of the market but the bolt that bars them."
Gesell, Silvio, The Natural Economic Order, revised English edition, Peter Owen, London 1958, page 228.
“You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.”
William Jennings Bryan, Official Minutes of the National Democratic Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 7-11, 1896, (Logansport, Indiana, 1896), 226–234.
“The god they serve, the financial system, is a dying god.”
C. Eisenstein, Occupy Wall Street: No Demand is Big Enough, Reality Sandwich, 6th October, 2011.
“Poverty is created scarcity”
Wahu Kaara, point 8 of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, 58th annual NGO Conference, United Nations, New York 7 September 2005.
“Where is the thicket ? Gone. Where is the eagle? Gone. The end of living and the beginning of survival.”
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